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November 16, 2009 Issue

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  • Editorials

    Promises Kept and Broken, One Year Later

    There are the things the president is doing that he said he would do. These actions can draw plenty of criticism, but not genuine shock. Then there are the things he is not doing which he said he would do.

    Ari Melber

  • Afghanistan: Too Big to Fail?

    Why do America's leaders always opt for "more" in counterinsurgency disasters rather than cutting their losses?

    Tom Engelhardt

  • A Letter to Ahmadinejad

    Nation writer Shane Bauer and his friends have been detained by Iran for almost 100 days. A fourth member of their party appeals directly to Iran's president for their release.

    Shon Meckfessel

  • Where’s the Birth Control?

    Another complication in healthcare reform legislation has emerged: so far, it fails to require insurers to cover basic preventive services for women, including contraception.

    Sharon Lerner

  • Big League Blues

    The NFL is only the highest-profile example of the economic crisis pervading the world of sports.

    Dave Zirin

  • Noted.

    States sound off for instant runoff voting; activists unite for the International Day of Climate Action; and we remember an American radical who fought the "good fight" against fascism in Spain.

    the Editors

  • Deficit Hawk Hysteria

    The time to pay down the deficit will come only after the economy recovers.

    William Greider

  • Break Up the Banks

    To reform the financial sector, we must break up "too big to fail" conglomerates and reinstate the Glass-Steagall Act.

    the Editors

  • Ten Things You Can Do to Reduce Incarceration

    Come out of the closet about your drug use; hire a formerly incarcerated person; vote for politicians who are smart on crime.

    The Nation

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